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have debts they cannot repay. they have three loans adding up to more than 300,000 euros in total. >> it was so easy to get credit. no questions asked. they just gave us something to sign, and we did not read the small print. if you do not have a regular income and cannot make the payments and you are two or three months behind, then you have to pay a late fee. the apartment has and 85,000- euro mortgage, and we pay up to 200 euros a month just to cover the interest. >> they are not alone. cyprus has the highest level of private household debt in the entire eurozone. when the supreme economy was booming and everyone had jobs, private individuals borrowed some 20 billion euros from banks to buy cars and set up businesses, but this crisis has left many unable to pay back their loans. >> i cannot pay my debt because no customers are coming to my shop, and in addition to the credit, i have to pay rent and wages. >> my loan is 1/5 of my salary, which means it is a balanced loan by the government. >> i need to pay 30,000 pounds each year so my son can study in england. i borrow money to
>> right now, the european union is in distress. what would a failed euro mean for the e.u. or for its largest trading partner, the u.s.? >> the '08/'09 financial panic/crash/great recession put tremendous economic financial pressure on the entire global economy, including europe. >> in the same way in which the collapse of lehman implied global shocks, a dissolve in the situation of the eurozone is going to impact the united states. >> while everyone is telling the germans, "bail these guys out now," the germans are saying, "if we're gonna bail them out, we wanna fix the political crisis." >> at the end of the day, europe and the eurozone face an existential question: can we become the united states of europe? >> in a democracy, agreement is not essential, but participation is. >> never before in our history have we been so interconnected with the rest of the world. >> foreign policy is actually not foreign. >> america has faced great hardship before and each time we have risen to the challenge. >> the ultimate test is to move our society from where it is to where it has
.5%, and a similar story for the euro stoxx 50. in new york, trading still under way for the dow jones industrial average, and it is not doing a lot. very little change. the euro trading for $1.3323. >> the chairman of a german steel producer has admitted to making mistakes, saying his supervisory board could have done better, but those mistakes have led to some huge losses for the company. >> the executive dick -- the executive is accused of failing to stop multi-billion dollar projects that went wrong. >> shareholders and employees are pointing the finger at the supervisory board chairman. they accuse him of failing to question bad board decisions. at the general meeting, he fought back, saying he has no intention of stepping down. >> if you ask me whether as a board we could have done things better, i will honestly say yes. we trusted people for too long. we could or should have acted sooner, but we did act once we saw what was going on if we had the appropriate facts, and we acted with resolve. >> hopes for the company's future lie with the new ceo. he fired three top executives last month af
york where the dow jones is down just slightly. the euro trading down as well. $1.3338. one crucial factor remains fairly strong, the labor market. the picture is mixed. >> germany and the with more people working than ever before, but more people are also looking for a job. figures showing unemployment rose slightly for the ninth month in a row. >> the line's growing in the final months of 2012. many companies are feeling the heat from the eurozone debt crisis and are choosing to cut their work forces instead of taking on new staff. in december, a total of 2.8 million people were unemployed in germany. that was 88,000 more than in november pushing the unemployment rate up to 6.7%. 2012 was a good year for the german labour market. on average, 3 million people were out of a job and the lowest number since reunification. experts say the markets will remain stable throughout 2013. >> if we take the economic data as a basis and we try to predict what could happen in 2013, then we see, on average, are round 2.9 million people will be unemployed. as far as employment is concerned. high n
to ease terms on its multi-billion euro bailout loan. the irish prime minister has told eu officials that solving his country's debt crisis is his top priority. >> the eu commission president was in dublin on thursday for a meeting to coincide with ireland taking over the rotating presidency. he also praised the irish government's efforts to bring its debt down. >> the irish prime minister and his deputy are looking ahead to six months at the helm of europe. it is a chance to tout ireland as proof that the u.'s reforms for the debt crisis can work. >> economic growth was stronger than expected at the end of last year. the deficit is lower than predicted. >> the irish government itself is confident. it aims to use its experience to help the e you find a way out of the current crisis. >> obviously, the president and his team are very conscious of ireland's own recovery story. we will work very diligently and energetically in terms of our agenda. >> ireland's first task will be to forge compromise on the eu budget in february. other priorities are boosting growth and progress toward an
with a crisis on his plate. the dutch finance minister is expected to be named the next head of the euro group later today. the former president is stepping down after eight years on the job. a man replacing him is virtually untested, but he is the only candidate for the job. >> the dutch finance minister looks set to take on an extra job. he has only just become a minister in his own country but he emerged as the candidate from a small country that is a proponent of unpopular budgeting. >> there seems to be a few basis, a new basis for trust, and we have to work to enhance it and strengthen it and to build new growth in jobs on that basis of trust. that is as short as i can say of what needs to be done in the euro group. >> goodbye to the head of the finance minister since 2005. he spent most of his time deal width democratic crisis and says he is eager to understand that over to somebody else. but apart from designating a new head little else of substance is on the agenda. tell leave a pressing decision on a bail out for cyprus until after elections there. >> since i heard the president has
is expected to be named the next head of the euro group later today. the former president is stepping down after eight years on the job. a man replacing him is virtually untested, but he is the only candidate for the job. >> the dutch finance minister looks set to take on an extra job. he has only just become a minister in his own country but he emerged as the candidate from a small country that is a proponent of unpopular budgeting. >> there seems to be a few basis, a new basis for trust, and we have to work to enhance it and strengthen it and to build new growth in jobs on that basis of trust. that is as short as i can say of what needs to be done in the euro group. >> goodbye to the head of the finance minister since 2005. he spent most of his time deal width democratic crisis and says he is eager to understand that over to somebody else. but apart from designating a new head little else of substance is on the agenda. tell leave a pressing decision on a bail out for cyprus until after elections there. >> since i heard the president has ruled out every form of privatization, i am in a b
with the ecb to make sure that the euro got through this problem. i was designated to ask you about the banking union. and at that point he was there optimistic. he thought the banking union could be worked on, in place in the first quarter of this year. well, now they've moved it to the first quarter hopefully in 2014 and you still have argument somehow it is going to be done. so you need to put a timeline on this and then you've got to adhere to it. but to get the banking system back with similar regulations throughout the eurozone is absolutelabsolutel absolutely necessary. it is key to the recovery of your. second of all is a plan that he talked about on july 26 in london last year. which is the outright monetary transaction, whereas the ecb would buy bonds from the country's in trouble, along with the european stability mechanism under certain conditions. in other words, certain conditionality. now, the ecb is going to put up that conditionality. they have enough on there. and so it will probably be international monetary fund, but they haven't really agreed what kind of conditionality the
. the problem is, of course, that he has euro skeptics breathing down his neck in britain in his own party, and i think he is banking on germany and france in particular wanting very much to keep britain in the club, which, of course, they do, but i think he may be puckering too high. the german business community reacted in a very still a way to the threat of but leaving, saying that the german economy would be able to cope with that, though it would of course regret it. even more important, perhaps, the united states reacted very negatively. the relationship between britain and the united states has been the mainstay of british foreign policy for more than a century. yesterday, a member of the state department said that if britain were to leave the european union, that would seriously damage the special relationship between washington and london. >> thank you very much. >> to washington now where u.s. senator john kerry is president obama's choice for the next secretary of state. he has been quizzed by senators ahead of his recommendation. >> the issues like climate change and fighting d
more than 90 billion euros back into greece, spain, and portugal in the final quarter of 2012. that is a jump of 9%. the european central bank president has vowed to save the euro at any price. it is thought to have boosted investor confidence. well, here in germany, consumers are becoming increasingly confident about the future, and as a result, they are spending more money. most importantly, they are spending on big-ticket items and long-term investments like real estate. the record rise in consumer sentiment came after three straight months of decline. >> the latest survey, expectations of higher incomes and declining worries. domestic consumption has been playing a central role. >> germany's traditional -- traditionally known as a nation of savers, but right now, people love to spend. the labor market is robust, financial markets stable, and many consumers feel it is the right time to make big purchases like a new home. that is according to the latest survey of consumer analyst, gfk. respondents have given the overall economic outlook a big thumbs up. >> expectations for t
stronger than expected. it rose in january, current conditions 108 versus the expectations of 107. euro/dollar is about 1% higher on the back of that news. the ifo institute, current conditions, 108. headline index, 104.2 versus 103. ross, what do you make of it? >> well, you can see what's going on with the euro there, 134. let's get more from finland. good to see you, alex. thanks indeed for joining us. the defense here that we're no longer in crisis fighting mode, the question as we look at data in germany, the question is whether we've made a fundamental turn, a fundamental change and whether things are temporary. >> i certainly hope we've made a fundamental turn. if this crisis is 100 steps, i'd say we are about 60 steps down the road. now, really, we have the fundamental institutional things in place. so that has calmed down the markets. what we now need is political stability. i think the italian election is one thing and the second thing we need in europe more than anything else is -- >> yeah. we thought stabilizing the crisis in terms of the bond spreads playing out was hard. g
the european politicians and believing in the euro project, are you? >> well, i was. breaking up, wouldn't be here -- >> you're going to tell me that you're convicted on the aussie/dollar. >> no, i'm not convicted. i'm admitting that i've been wrong. we think aussie is terribly overvalued and that's the problem, frankly. >> good to have you on. plenty more to come from you. the ecb is going to keep its interest rates at a record low today. that's what we expect, anyway. the markets will be listening to the delivery tone of mario draghi's delivery. silvia wadhwa is back at her delivery post. 2013 [ speaking foreign language ]. >> everything is going to stay the same. the ecb hasn't got anything to do right now. they've pretty much said everything on track, probably the best, cheapest intervention they had so far was the program. every month announced again. we stand ready to act, but so far they haven't had to do anything because nobody has asked for an omt program yet. but the market believes that the ecb is there as the backstop. so far, that was very successful. in terms of anything el
the atlantic on wall street this hour, let's check that out -- up 5.4%. the euro trading down just a tad against the greenback at a value of $1.3056. peugot says sales dropped last year. the automaker was hit by a drop in demand in europe where it sells about 2/3 of its cars. >> sales across the continent have slid as the eurozone crisis deepens, especially in spain and in italy. the company says it will intensify investment outside of europe and is aiming for half of its sales to come from overseas within two years. >> coming up, scientists are warning that the united states is facing severe drought for years to come. >> first, let's take a look at other stories making headlines right now. >> the government of the central african republic has begun meeting with rebels. officials say the negotiations are centering on the revision of a peace agreement signed back in 2007. the various rebel groups say they want to the president to resign. >> each of its president has been meeting with leaders of various palestinian factions. later, he met with the hamas leader. morsi is pushing for a recon
this hour, let's check that out -- up 5.4%. the euro trading down just a tad against the greenback at a value of $1.3056. peugot says sales dropped last year. the automaker was hit by a drop in demand in europe where it sells about 2/3 of its cars. >> sales across the continent have slid as the eurozone crisis deepens, especially in spain and in italy. the company says it will intensify investment outside of europe and is aiming for half of its sales to come from overseas within two years. >> coming up, scientists are warning that the united states is facing severe drought for years to come. >> first, let's take a look at other stories making headlines right now. >> the government of the central african republic has begun meeting with rebels. officials say the negotiations are centering on the revision of a peace agreement signed back in 2007. the various rebel groups say they want to the president to resign. >> each of its president has been meeting with leaders of various palestinian factions. later, he met with the hamas leader. morsi is pushing for a reconciliation 20 two group
in east london, the euro cafe is serving up british toast and italian coffee, and the patrons are discussing the european question. >> we should be allowed a say at some point. >> we are definitely part of europe, and i think we will be too small outside of europe. >> but not all londoners are as pro-eu as those in the euro cafe. >> we definitely need to renegotiate our position. it certainly detracts from what we could contribute to our own economy, which is sorely needed. >> i know we can still means -- retain a relationship with our members without necessarily the party. m a cameron's position is one of a strong britain in a more relaxed european alliance, and he says that is something he will fight for. >> david heyman is making his own position very difficult. britain's fate will hinge on its european partners. -- david cameron is making his own position very difficult. if they do not agree, britain is headed toward the exit door, and this is something the prime minister does not want at all. >> cameron's speech has been troubled for months, and battle lines are already b
of the most indebted regions asking madrid for more than nine million euros. >>> roche strides lower after posting solid earnings on strong sales of its cancer medicine. analysts warn about the loss of exclusive rights to a key chemotherapy drug. >>> game over for super mario and friend to turn a profit. nintendo unexpectedly swings to its full-year forecast to a loss showing a poor uptake for its wii u consoles. >>> see you in september. australia's prime minister sets a surprise election date saying it will create certainty for business. >>> okay. welcome to today's program. and you know, we spent all that time waiting for five. today it's about the ten. >> how long did it take you to come up with that? >> about ten seconds ago. >> very good. we're talking about mobile phones. >> yeah. >> do you think people can guess we're talking about the iphone 5. you're waiting for 5. >> you'll about the 10, ladies and gentlemen, blackberry 10. is it the rim lazarus move? >> we saw stocks get whacked yesterday. >>> in corporate news, a couple of things to keep an eye on in markets. the italian oil c
. it was a mixed bag. the dax slightly ekes out a gain, about 2/10 of 1%. the euro stoxx 50 was lower. the dow jones industrial average is treading water at 13,509. the euro is dire 0-- higher. the german social democrats are hoping to turn around their falling support in opinion polls by announcing a plan to crack down on income tax evasion by higher earners. the party is planning to make the issue a top campaign topic in the national elections that are taking place letter -- later this year. >> they have been meeting and they and build that plant, which even some inside the party say will not raise -- been meeting and they unveiled that plan, which even some inside the party say will not raise support. >> the social democrat challenger for chancellor says this must stop. >> if the vast majority of german taxpayers feel as if they are the stupid ones for being honest about paying taxes, it begs the question how just is the system in this country. >> the social democrats are calling for a number of measures, including rescinding the licenses of banks accused of systematically helping tax dodge
republic, so the czech republic is investing some 100 million euros to install phase shifters on the german border. they regulate the current. then, when too much current surges over from germany, the chip grid can simply turn it off, even if that blows some fuses in germany. >> 2013 is a so-called super election-year in austria, meaning that voters will go to the polls several times. regional parliaments are due to be elected in four of the country's states this spring, followed by the national election of the federal parliament this autumn. it will not be an easy campaign for the traditional parties. they face competition from a political newcomer. some austrian politicians are reminded of a time in the early 1990's when a man came from the far right and meddled with the traditional austrian political landscape. he died four years ago, and his party has since lost some of its significance, but some former supporters have now found a new political home with a new party. >> he who has the gold makes the rules -- that was the model used when introducing the party in the timber. he was born i
late in 2012. german companies sold over one trillion euros worth of goods and services by november. that is 4% of on the year before. however, that growth has slowed significantly. in recent months, analysts are blaming weak demand from the eurozone. germany is, of course, one of the world's top exporters. exporters account for almost half of germany's gdp. investors reacted negatively to the deteriorating export situation snuffing out a rally in frankfurt and sending the dax to a - close. our correspondence sent us this summary of the day's trading action from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> a few aspects of the export numbers from germany were well received on the trading floor. for example, the news that demand from other eurozone countries seems to have stabilized. of course, that was not enough to really lift the markets here. investors are a bit hesitant ahead of the earnings report season, and ahead of a meeting of the european central bank's council here in frankfurt this thursday. good news for the eurozone came in for the money markets. the permanent euro rescue fund auc
on for their livelihoods. britain exports an annual 80 million euros worth of scallops. the fishing season lasts all year, unlike in france. britain also sells scallops at lower prices and even exports them to france. the french are angered by the thriving british shellfish industry. in normandy, fnce,he attaches are more modest -- the catches are more modest. they cannot fish all year round, giving stocks time to replenish, but their efforts as sustainability are punishing them, they say. >> we've been trying to maintain stocks for years, but they come along and sees all the shellfish from under our noses. we do not think this is acceptable. >> every country's trawlers have an allotted number of days at sea. for these to be cut, a british trawler men would have to fish elsewhere and would not do all their fishing in the english channel -- for this to be cut, a british trawler -- for these to be cut, british trawlermen would have to fish elsewhere. the closed season means the french would not use up all their days. >> we hope we can negotiate with the french to have a swap of effort for us to stay out of
of a 10 million euro european project, the opt tum two which stopped the use of cars for commuting businesses and social and recreational activities by providing motorists attractive alternatives. i'm sure he has a huge amount of information to share with us. hans, please. and he needs a microphone. >> thank you. i'm very glad that i'm invited to be here which is my primary task because we are also -- the company is also the official government office to lend support to other countries to promote -- who want to promote bicycling which is booming, not only here, but worldwide, there is a booming interest in promoting cycling. and as soon as people think about promoting cycling, they think the nether hands and it's been -- netherlands, and it's growing but it's really cycling. since i have come back from the holidays in august, there are requests from 18 countries who want to enlist their support by visiting the netherlands or wanting some of our people to come over. so i can touch on a tiny little bit of what we -- what i would like to take you, so if you want to know more, visit ou
year, it is about 1 billion euros of investment in the car infrastructure. 22% public transport, 750 billion investment in public transport. 21% of the trips from home to work is by bicycle. only 30 million euros per year. this is the network in the region for bicycling. this is the inner city of amsterdam. it is important know, what are the benefits for the employer? i already told you that. also, in the netherlands, we're not so good with racing cyclists. all the champions from last year are from italy, spain, or your country, never from the netherlands. but cycling is more than racing, it is a way of transport. especially for the first 7 kilometers, in combination with public transport. the last lines are important. for instance, in at the city of amsterdam, 85% of the trips are faster by bike then by car -- then by car. i do everything by bicycle. i am a slow cyclist, and i am still faster through the city. that is why most of the people in amsterdam go by bike. if your interested in funny and nice invidious, go to youtube. but you will see a lot of videos in which the bicycle an
for the river and an island for the city. >> 1 trillion euros -- that's roughly how much the eu countries lose every year to tax evasion. brussels is not amused, not least because the euro crisis is far from over. now europe is looking f ways to more effectively track down and penalize tax dodgers. in italy, tax collecting is done by the finance police, the guardia de finanza. employees often used dubious methods when chasing down tax defaulters. the tax collectors work on commission. the more people they catch, the better for them. that is putting pressure on ordinary italians, especially sml and medium-ze cpani. >> it was a spectacular protest against italy's new tax laws. the owner of a small beach bar scaled the dome of st. peter's basilica in rome and stayed put for some 24 hours. when he climbed back down, he was greeted by a cheering crowd. [applause] >> i really hope this tax issue is resolved soon and our small businesses as well as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are another weapon i
of the two firms say they made a dl for 150 million euros. that's over $200 million. philips officials have also spun off their television business to a joint venture with a taiwanese firm. now, funai electric plans to maintain the philips brand and expand sales to emerging economies in asia and south america. >>> one of japan's major oil wholesalers will join forces with a canadian gas firm. idemitsu-kosan announced it will build a liquefied natural gas plant in canada with altagas. executives at idemitsu said tuesday the two firms agreed to form a joint venture. the new plant will be built on the west coast of canada. they plan to start shipping 2 million tons of lng annually to japan and other countries as early as in 2017. the executives say the lng will have a price advantage as it will be produced at canadian market prices. shipping costs will be lower because of geographical closeness compared with sourcing from the middle east and the u.s. east coast. demand for lng has bn rising in japan since the nuclear accident in fukushima. that's because it's the main fuel used for thermal pow
. the german euro booked a 1 million litigation charge which led to restructuring. in an analyst call, it was said the group does not need to issue more sales but left the door open for the cocoa bonds to comply with u.s. regulations. >> meanwhile, santander shares are trading lower after the net profit more than halved to 2.2 billion euros in 2012, hurt by write-downs on property asset necessary spain and a slowdown in latin america. santander says it's returning more than 24 billion worth of ltr loans having taken 35 billion in ultra cheap etr funding. shares down about 2.5%. there's stephane pedrazzi now joins us from madrid. stephane, what's the reaction? >> we've seen a limited market reaction at the open. it's now trading 2.5% lower. the numbers were below expectations. the net profits were the weakest for the last 13 years. 2.21 billion euros. the contends of reuters was at 2.5 billion. there were some massive provisions last year. it's not a big surprise. 18.8 billion euros in total to cover potential losses on the property portfolio. santander says it has completed now its pr
to the euro. executive vice president added that he expects the global market situation to improve later this year. >> translator: we hope that economic measures introduced by the new administrations in japan, the u.s. and china will help fuel a recovery in consumption in the latter half the year. >> mitsubishi electric will buy out a german firm that designs and develops plant sewage treatment and waste disposal systems. the japanese electronics maker said it reached the deal with kh automation projects to acquire all its shares. my sue beneficia mitsubishi elect tricks say the deal should be completed by march. the goal is to expand the social from your business in europe. the deal will allow both firms to combine each other's products. more japanese electronics firms are boosting their operations in the social infrastructure sector to expand their foot hold in overseas markets. the focus is on waste water treatment, waste disposal, railroads and power generation. >>> now let's check on the markets. european shares are trading at a narrow range as investors are staying on the sidelines
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